RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL ON YOUR SITUATION AT THE AGE OF 65
Last week poll was about an analysis I came across early in life that said that out of 100 young people aged 25, at 65:
36% have died
1% are rich
4% are financially & physically independent
5% are working
54% are dependent
Once again, those who take these polls are an extraordinary group. The results were:
0% percent of you expected to be dead–of course if you died before taking this poll, you probably would not have participated in the poll.
5% of you are or expect to be rich–extraordinarily well done.
90% of you are or expect to be financially & physically independent–the goal.
5% of you are or expect to be working–excellent, so long as you find joy and meaning in your work.
0% of you are or expect to be dependent–which is why I believe those of you who take this poll are an extraordinary group.
THIS WEEK’S THEME: SPAIN
I am writing this blog as I travel through Spain, visiting Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Serville, Cordoba y Barcelona; so what better theme for this week’s posting than Spain. And if you are following along in my book, it is Week 48: Travel – see Your Country as Well as the Rest of the World..
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
An American touring Spain stopped at a local restaurant following a day of sightseeing. He noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table.
He asked the waiter, “What is that you just served?”
The waiter replied, “Ah senor, you have excellent taste! Those are bulls balls from the bull fight this morning. A delicacy!”
The American said, “What the heck, I’m on vacation! Bring me an order!”
The waiter replied, “I am so sorry senor. There is only one serving per day, because there is only one bull fight each morning. If you come early tomorrow and place your order, we will be sure to save you this delicacy!”
The next morning, the American returned, placed his order, and then that evening he was served the one and only special delicacy of the day. After a few bites, and looking at his plate, he called to the waiter and said, “These are delicious, but they are much, much smaller than the ones I saw you serve yesterday!”
The waiter shrugged his shoulders and replied, “Señor, sometimes the bull wins.”
BRIEF COMMENTS RELATED TO THE WEEKLY CHAPTERS IN:
WEEK 48: TRAVEL – SEE YOUR COUNTRY AS WELL AS THE REST OF THE WORLD
When it comes to money, you can either spend it on things or spend it on experiences.
I suspect you will find that the more things you own, the more those things end up owning you; since they require your attention in so many different ways.
If you do decide to travel, you may want to occasionally visit some place you have never been to before. There is nothing like seeing a place for the first time to give you that childhood sense of amazement.
My book is again available on Amazon as work continues turning it into an ebook. I expect the eBook version will be available in about a week.
SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MY OWN
As I listened to our tour guide, Rui Miguell, describe Cervantes’ book about Don Quixote, and how it is as relevant about the human condition today as it was when Cervantes wrote in the early 1600s; I realized I have once again encountered an extraordinary individual.
I have listened to the book years ago on cassette tapes, but after hearing Rui talk about the book as we were traveling across the land once roamed by Don Quixote, I feel I should actually read the book or at least listen to it again.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Since this week’s theme is Spain and I am ending my tour through Spain in Barcelona, what better movie to suggestion than the one that initially inspired me to visit Barcelona in 2013. Below is the IMDB description of that movie; Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, …
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps.
The sleeper must awaken.”
Source: Frank Herbert
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